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Patricia Cain (Law) wrote an op-ed for the legal publication Daily Journal stemming from the federal trial challenging the anti-gay-marriage, voter-approved Proposition 8 in California. The op-ed argued that there should be a “federal solution” to the myriad laws regarding same-sex unions, and that solution should be marital rights for all.
Margaret Russell (Law) wrote an op-ed for the legal publication Daily Journal stemming from the Prop. 8 trial in San Francisco. The op-ed argued that televising court cases at all levels is inevitable and not something to fight against. She also was a featured guest on KQED’s Forum, discussing what is at stake in the Prop. 8 case.
A press release announcing Agilent Technologies sponsorship of an electrical engineering lab at Santa Clara University posted on several business and industry-related websites.
The arrival of Zipcar, a membership-based car-sharing service, at SCU was covered by numerous local media including CBS5, KCBS Radio, and KGO Radio. Some of the coverage quoted students including senior Chris Woodhouse.
Anna Han (Law) and Eric Goldman (Law) weighed in on the news that Google may pull out of China over censorship issues, with Goldman talking to ABC7 and Han quoted prominently in a San Jose Mercury News story (picked up by more than a dozen other papers). Han also talked to ABC7 and CBS5’s Sunday morning show.
Eric Goldman also talked to the St. Louis Dispatch about an Internet-domain name controversy regarding the newly merged company Anheuser Busch InBev.
Gerald Uelmen (Law) won a key court battle for a client arrested for holding too much medical marijuana, spurring reporters from the Los Angeles Times, Associated Press, San Jose Mercury News, and numerous others to call him for comment on the state constitutional issues at stake in the case.
David Yosifon (Law) wrote an op-ed for the San Francisco Chronicle on the occasion of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, arguing that with corporations newly empowered to sway government, there must be greater powers granted to boards of directors.
Aldo Billingslea (performing arts) was quoted by the San Jose Mercury News about South African playwright Athol Fugard, whose work is being performed in Berkeley.
The Northern California Innocence Project’s advocacy for DNA testing in the case of Jack Edward Sagin, possibly wrongfully convicted of murder, was featured on NBC Bay Area, including commentary by Rhonda Donato (NCIP).
Paul Crowley, S.J. (religious studies) was quoted in a Santa Rosa Press Democrat story about solutions to the problem of declining numbers of priests.
Judy Nadler (Markkula) was quoted in story in the Philadelphia Inquirer about a lack of transparency in certain “omnibus” bills in the state legislature. She also talked to the Cupertino Courier about whether a Sunnyvale mayor’s criticism of a preschool, which may have helped scuttle a sale, was appropriate.
Hersh Shefrin (finance) spoke to MarketWatch about the “hot-hand fallacy” in which investors over-emphasize current successes in deciding how to invest. His comments were picked up by the Wall Street Journal , SmartMoney, and elsewhere.
Efforts to bring Santa Clara University’s Solar Decathlon third-place winning Refract House to Chile were covered by the Spanish language El Mercurio.